Gwenda Bond is creating stories and sharing the process. Welcome to HQ.
27

patrons

$91
per month

WHO EVEN AM I?

I write fiction for children, young adults, and adults. Most of my work has been published for the YA audience, including the gig-of-a-lifetime, my YA series starring Lois Lane as a teenager moving to Metropolis and getting her first reporter job (and gabbing online with her mysterious long-distance friend, SmallvilleGuy). My other books include Girl on a Wire, the Girl Over Paris graphic novel (with Ming Doyle and Kate Leth), and Girl in the Shadows from the Cirque American series. And my husband Christopher Rowe and I have a middle grade series that just launched, The Supernormal Sleuthing Service, which is about three children solving mysteries in a hotel for monsters in New York City.



WHY AM I ON PATREON?

I'm launching this Patreon for two main reasons: 1) a little extra financial support and 2) community building. One of the most formative works in my thinking about the arts as a profession is Lewis Hyde's The Gift, in which he talks a great deal about the gift economy but also about making a living. I've always believed that sharing our processes and connecting with others is valuable, and that giving extra access and stuff to friends and fans is the way to be. I also miss that closer-knit sense of community I used to get back in the days of more regular blogging when I was just a scrappy young writer desperately trying to sell my first book and writing honestly about that process. 

And so, here I am on Patreon, where I hope I can offer you some things of value in exchange for monthly patron pledges at whatever level you can afford. I plan to share with you more behind-the-scenes, early peeks and extras about projects I'm working on, writing advice, reading notes, and soon new fiction created just for you. Right now I'm doing daily check-ins on progress toward the draft of a new YA. Once I finish that, I plan to do a monthly short story for patrons. Whee! 

You will officially be part of my secret agent army. Enter the mission HQ and let's have some fun together.

I will also be revealing the secret to life.

(As soon as I figure it out. I think maybe it involves being upside down, but that might be the aerial hobbyist in me.)

ELSEWHERE

For those who can't chip in, I'll still do a monthly letter. Never fear. You can sign up for my free newsletter here: http://www.tinyletter.com/gwenda or find me at my website: http://www.gwendabond.com.
Tiers
Secret Agent
$1 or more per month 9 patrons
Welcome to the inner circle, with access to my private feed detailing triumphs, woes, creative wonderments, et cetera. To quote one of my favorite movies: One of us, one of us.

You're officially a secret agent, and will get most posts!
Spy
$3 or more per month 10 patrons
Access to the private feed, plus at least one post a month of writing advice. I will send you a puppy photo once a week if you desire!
Super Spy
$5 or more per month 8 patrons
Gimme five, you super-est of spies. (Look at the other person's elbow and you'll never miss!) You'll get access to the private feed, writing advice and I'll also give you seasonal nicknames for your twitter account should you so desire.
The Q to my Bond
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
Gimme ten. The elbow trick should still work! Everything at the lower tiers, plus posts from my reading log, including craft notes. Note for those seeking dish: I love recommending things. 
The M to my Bond
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Living large! I send back love. You get all of the above, plus I'll send you a puppy picture daily if you want it.
The Queen
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Holy wow, you're amazing. You get all the rewards at the lower tiers, plus I'll mail you a postcard and put you in the acknowledgments of my next book. 
The Ultimate Bondgirl
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Do you exist, human that's this awesome and flush with cash? If you do, you get the above + I'll either make two custom reading recommendations for you each month on a postcard that comes with a polaroid. Plus, you'll be in the acks of my next book.
Goals
$91 of $150 per month
This is a welcome chunk of change to help out with things like our health insurance. I'll send every patron a postcard when we hit it!
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WHO EVEN AM I?

I write fiction for children, young adults, and adults. Most of my work has been published for the YA audience, including the gig-of-a-lifetime, my YA series starring Lois Lane as a teenager moving to Metropolis and getting her first reporter job (and gabbing online with her mysterious long-distance friend, SmallvilleGuy). My other books include Girl on a Wire, the Girl Over Paris graphic novel (with Ming Doyle and Kate Leth), and Girl in the Shadows from the Cirque American series. And my husband Christopher Rowe and I have a middle grade series that just launched, The Supernormal Sleuthing Service, which is about three children solving mysteries in a hotel for monsters in New York City.



WHY AM I ON PATREON?

I'm launching this Patreon for two main reasons: 1) a little extra financial support and 2) community building. One of the most formative works in my thinking about the arts as a profession is Lewis Hyde's The Gift, in which he talks a great deal about the gift economy but also about making a living. I've always believed that sharing our processes and connecting with others is valuable, and that giving extra access and stuff to friends and fans is the way to be. I also miss that closer-knit sense of community I used to get back in the days of more regular blogging when I was just a scrappy young writer desperately trying to sell my first book and writing honestly about that process. 

And so, here I am on Patreon, where I hope I can offer you some things of value in exchange for monthly patron pledges at whatever level you can afford. I plan to share with you more behind-the-scenes, early peeks and extras about projects I'm working on, writing advice, reading notes, and soon new fiction created just for you. Right now I'm doing daily check-ins on progress toward the draft of a new YA. Once I finish that, I plan to do a monthly short story for patrons. Whee! 

You will officially be part of my secret agent army. Enter the mission HQ and let's have some fun together.

I will also be revealing the secret to life.

(As soon as I figure it out. I think maybe it involves being upside down, but that might be the aerial hobbyist in me.)

ELSEWHERE

For those who can't chip in, I'll still do a monthly letter. Never fear. You can sign up for my free newsletter here: http://www.tinyletter.com/gwenda or find me at my website: http://www.gwendabond.com.

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Tiers
Secret Agent
$1 or more per month 9 patrons
Welcome to the inner circle, with access to my private feed detailing triumphs, woes, creative wonderments, et cetera. To quote one of my favorite movies: One of us, one of us.

You're officially a secret agent, and will get most posts!
Spy
$3 or more per month 10 patrons
Access to the private feed, plus at least one post a month of writing advice. I will send you a puppy photo once a week if you desire!
Super Spy
$5 or more per month 8 patrons
Gimme five, you super-est of spies. (Look at the other person's elbow and you'll never miss!) You'll get access to the private feed, writing advice and I'll also give you seasonal nicknames for your twitter account should you so desire.
The Q to my Bond
$10 or more per month 3 patrons
Gimme ten. The elbow trick should still work! Everything at the lower tiers, plus posts from my reading log, including craft notes. Note for those seeking dish: I love recommending things. 
The M to my Bond
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
Living large! I send back love. You get all of the above, plus I'll send you a puppy picture daily if you want it.
The Queen
$50 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Holy wow, you're amazing. You get all the rewards at the lower tiers, plus I'll mail you a postcard and put you in the acknowledgments of my next book. 
The Ultimate Bondgirl
$100 or more per month 0 of 10 patrons
Do you exist, human that's this awesome and flush with cash? If you do, you get the above + I'll either make two custom reading recommendations for you each month on a postcard that comes with a polaroid. Plus, you'll be in the acks of my next book.